Sweet Movie is a 1974 avant-garde com­e­dy-dra­ma film writ­ten and direct­ed by Yugosla­vian direc­tor Dušan Makave­jev. An inter­na­tion­al co-pro­duc­tion of com­pa­nies from France, Cana­da, and West Ger­many, the film fol­lows two women: a Cana­di­an beau­ty queen, who rep­re­sents a mod­ern com­mod­i­ty cul­ture, and a cap­tain aboard a ship laden with can­dy and sug­ar, who is a failed com­mu­nist rev­o­lu­tion­ary.

Mirror (Russ­ian: Зеркало, translit. Zerka­lo; known in the Unit­ed States as The Mir­ror) is a 1975 Russ­ian art film direct­ed by Andrei Tarkovsky. It is loose­ly auto­bi­o­graph­i­cal, uncon­ven­tion­al­ly struc­tured, and incor­po­rates poems com­posed and read by the director’s father, Arse­ny Tarkovsky.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover is a 1989 British-French roman­tic black com­e­dy crime dra­ma film writ­ten and direct­ed by Peter Green­away, star­ring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gam­bon, Helen Mir­ren, and Alan Howard in the tit­u­lar roles. The film’s graph­ic scat­ol­ogy, vio­lence, and nude scenes, as well as its lav­ish cin­e­matog­ra­phy and for­mal­ism, were not­ed at the time of its release.

Santa San­gre (Holy Blood) is a 1989 Mex­i­can-Ital­ian avant-garde hor­ror film direct­ed by Ale­jan­dro Jodor­owsky and writ­ten by Jodor­owsky along with Clau­dio Argen­to and Rober­to Leoni. It stars Axel Jodor­owsky, Adan Jodor­owsky, Teo Jodor­owsky, Blan­ca Guer­ra, Thel­ma Tixou and Guy Stock­well. Divid­ed into both a flash­back and a flash-for­ward, the film, which is set in Mex­i­co, tells the sto­ry of Fenix, a boy who grew up in a cir­cus, and his life through both ado­les­cence and ear­ly adult­hood.

Le Havre is a 2011 com­e­dy-dra­ma film pro­duced, writ­ten, and direct­ed by Aki Kau­ris­mä­ki and star­ring André Wilms, Kati Out­i­nen, Jean-Pierre Dar­roussin and Blondin Miguel. It tells the sto­ry of a shoeshin­er who tries to save an immi­grant child in the French port city Le Havre.

Lawrence of Ara­bia is a 1962 epic his­tor­i­cal dra­ma film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was direct­ed by David Lean and pro­duced by Sam Spiegel through his British com­pa­ny Hori­zon Pic­tures, with the screen­play by Robert Bolt and Michael Wil­son. The film stars Peter O’Toole in the title role. It is wide­ly con­sid­ered one of the great­est and most influ­en­tial films in the his­to­ry of cin­e­ma. The dra­mat­ic score by Mau­rice Jarre and the Super Panav­i­sion 70 cin­e­matog­ra­phy by Fred­die Young are also high­ly acclaimed.

Heart of Glass (Ger­man: Herz aus Glas) is a 1976 Ger­man film direct­ed and pro­duced by Wern­er Her­zog, set in 18th cen­tu­ry Bavaria. The film was writ­ten by Her­zog, based part­ly on a sto­ry by Her­bert Achtern­busch. The main char­ac­ter is Hias, based on the leg­endary Bavar­i­an prophet Mühlhi­asl.

Moth­er and son (Russ­ianМать и сынtranslit. Mat i syn) is a 1997 Russ­ian film direct­ed by Alek­san­dr Sokurov, depict­ing the rela­tion­ship between an old, dying moth­er and her young son. It was Sokurov’s first inter­na­tion­al­ly acclaimed fea­ture film, and is the first vol­ume of a tril­o­gy whose sub­ject mat­ter is the study of the dra­ma in human rela­tion­ships. The cin­e­matog­ra­phy of the film fea­tured images dis­tort­ed by film­ing through paint­ed glass panes, mir­rors, and spe­cial lens­es, togeth­er with sounds of “whis­per­ing wind, crash­ing waves, and sea-gull cries,” cre­at­ing an ele­giac mood.